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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.
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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

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@dcbubblepod

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Episodes

Trump hits rock bottom with Latino voters

6/19/2018
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On this week's episode, Albert Morales from Latino Decisions sits down with Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch to talk about how President Trump's administration's zero-tolerance policy on immigration is tearing families apart. McClatchy's own Adam Wollner joins the show to talk about how immigration factors in the voter consciousness.

Duration:00:29:31

Ozy and McClatchy introduce Ground Game

6/12/2018
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McClatchy is launching a new project that focuses on the issues relevant to the nation that is brewing in key districts across the country. Daniel Malloy from Ozy joins Andrea and Alex in the first half of the show to talk about what's going on in key Senate and gubernatorial races. McClatchy's senior national correspondent Katie Glueck joins in the second half to look at the House.

Duration:00:25:41

Texas gun groups get in with Gov.

6/6/2018
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On this week's episode, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Texas' Gun Sense group join Alex and Andrea to discuss new gun safety policy from Governor Greg Abbott and the future of Fix NICS.

Duration:00:24:54

The lies of May from Politifact

5/30/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Politifact's Louis Jacobson details this month's biggest lies from politicians on the Hill and in your state. Hint: the president is one of them. Stay tuned.

Duration:00:20:38

Indivisible talks #resistance and Dems

5/23/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Alex Roarty and Andrea Drush talk to Indivisible's Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin about the state of the resistance and how Dems may not be doing their best. Then, Matt Bennett from the center-left group Third Way joins the crew to talk about how a moderate approach to resisting President Trump might work best.

Duration:00:31:51

Trump's effect reaches both party's primaries

5/15/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch are joined by Amanda Litman and Andy Roth to talk about how Democrats and Republicans fared in the primaries. Amanda comes from the progressive Run for Something organization and Andy oversees government affairs at the conservative Club for Growth. Our own Katie Glueck joined the conversation with Roth to talk about whether or not the Trump effect is getting to Republican primaries.

Duration:00:31:23

Teacher protests sweep the nation

5/8/2018
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This week's episode features Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch talking with a teacher in Kentucky about protests happening there. Then, Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Daniel Desrochers and The State's Jamie Self chat about what's happening in Kentucky and if South Carolina could be next.

Duration:00:30:49

Rob Reiner and the reporters denied a Pulitzer

5/2/2018
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This week's BtB takes you, live, to The Palm in downtown Washington, D.C. where host Kristin Roberts interviews actor and director Rob Reiner about "Shock and Awe," the new film debuting June 14 about the Knight Ridder journalists who got the story about WMD's right when no one else did.

Duration:00:37:18

Fake news and wage gaps: April's top lies

4/25/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch chat with Politifact's Lou Jacobson about April's top lies.

Duration:00:13:25

Is the GOP reaching a boiling point?

4/17/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex Roarty and D.C. Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reporter Andrea Drusch talk with McClatchy White House reporter Anita Kumar about the chaos surrounding the Trump administration and the Hill. Tune into Beyond the Bubble each Tuesday.

Duration:00:24:20

Never say never, says #NeverTrump

4/10/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex Roarty and D.C. Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reporter Andrea Drusch talk with Senator Marco Rubio's former presidential advisor Alex Conant about the #NeverTrumpers that have come back into the spotlight. Then, Roarty and Drusch talk to Katie Glueck about the likelihood that a Republican could outperform President Trump in the presidential primaries.

Duration:00:23:10

Facebook breaches, campaign screeches

4/3/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex Roarty and D.C. Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reporter Andrea Drusch talk with Melissa Ryan of CTRL, ALT RIGHT, DELETE and the Factual Democracy Project about Facebook as a media company. Then, Tara McGowan of ACRONYM and Lockwood Strategies sits down to chat about how Facebook's data breach may affect political campaigns during this contentioys election cycle. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:25:36

Guns, marches, and Conor Lamb

3/20/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's Alex Roarty and the News & Observer’s Colin Campbell sit down with Guns Down America director Igor Volsky to talk about how Democrats are reacting to gun reform post-Parkland and how the gun-friendly candidate Conor Lamb won a congressional seat in a conservative Pennsylvania district.

Duration:00:27:00

Dems mess with Texas

3/13/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch sit down with Fort-Worth Star-Telegram politics reporter Bud Kennedy to talk about primaries in the Lone-Star state and all of the sly digs and elementary school name-calling involved.

Duration:00:21:16

Real, not real: February's top lies

2/27/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's national political correspondent Alex Roarty sits down with Politifact's Louis Jacobson to talk about all of the month's best lies, from half-truths to pants-on-fire territory.

Duration:00:16:52

Dem super PAC: It's the economy, stupid

2/20/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's politics national correspondent Alex Roarty sits down with Priorities USA's Guy Cecil to talk about a new memo evaluating whether or not Democrats should focus on pocketbook issues or social justice issues.

Duration:00:18:23

Real/Not Real? January's Top Lies

1/30/2018
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On this week’s episode, we introduce a new segment called Real/Not Real with Politifact's Aaron Sharockman. Listen as we look at how Republicans, including the president, and Democrats might be bending the truth a bit this month. Then, McClatchy's senior political correspondent Katie Glueck joins Kristin Roberts and Alex Roarty to talk Koch summit.

Duration:00:24:36

Blue Dog Democrats on 2018

1/19/2018
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We switch things up on a new Beyond the Bubble this week. Instead of having a roundtable discussion, co-host Alex Roarty speaks with three Blue Dog Democrats about their optimism for 2018 and what they really think of President Trump.

Duration:00:15:27

Episode 42: Will Dems cave on Trump's wall?

1/16/2018
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On this week’s episode, we look at how Democrats and Republicans are handling DACA negotiations tied to President Trump's border wall and how one state –– Texas–– is dealing with the turmoil. Joining Kristin Roberts this week are McClatchy national correspondent Alex Roarty, National Journal politics editor Josh Kraushaar, and the Texas Tribune's Abby Livingston.

Duration:00:23:08

Episode 41: Can Dems resist nominating a white guy?

1/8/2018
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On this week’s episode, we take a look at the National Journal Hotline's power-rankings of Democrats who might just win a 2020 presidential nomination from the party and who might need to be on that list. Joining Kristin Roberts this week are McClatchy national correspondent Alex Roarty, National Journal politics editor Josh Kraushaar, and Politico national political correspondent Tim Alberta.

Duration:00:35:17